Consistent with federal and state health and safety guidance some campgrounds, horse camps, and restroom facilities​ are currently closed to ensure physical distancing.

Developed Recreation Sites Closed Due to COVID-19 Precautions

Allegheny National Forest is open to recreation, but please be prepared and recreate responsibly. We also encourage you to follow public health guidelines regarding social distancing while you recreate in National Forests. 

Closure Order R9-19-20-02 has been rescinded.

Under the new Closure Order R9-19-20-03 | Closure Order R9-19-20-03 Exhibit A:

  • All All-Terrain and Off-Highway Vehicle (ATV/OHV) trails will remain closed until early June.
  • Entering or occupying any restroom facility

Law enforcement and/or search and rescue operations may be limited due to COVID-19 issues. High-risk activities such as backcountry activities that increase your chance of injury or distress should be avoided.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we all work together to minimize the impacts and spread of COVID-19.

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Welcome to the Allegheny National Forest!

Bear Track, text: Bear Harvest Map

 

 

 

Established in 1923, Allegheny National Forest (ANF) is Pennsylvania’s only National Forest. Situated in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains, the ANF is composed of plateau tops with elevations up to approximately 2,300 feet and valleys down to approximately 1,000 feet above sea level. The forest is approximately 517,000 acres and includes land in Elk, Forest, McKean and Warren counties in the northwestern corner of the state. The U.S. Forest Service brought new concepts in forest management to the Allegheny Plateau -- multiple benefits and sustainability. The motto "Land of Many Uses" captures the National Forest goal of a healthy, vigorous forest that provides wood products, watershed protection, a variety of wildlife habitats and recreational opportunities -- not only for us today, but in a sustainable way so future generations can enjoy these benefits, too.

 

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Seasonal Highlights

The trail at M-20 Trailhead.

Hiking

There's over 100 miles of trail to choose from!

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Nature Viewing

Pennsylvania is home to a wide variety of flying, swimming, walking and slithering inhabitants. Here's where, and how, to view them.

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